Hendricks County’s Bread Basket Cafe serves great comfort food and desserts

Who can pass up a slice of breakfast pie? When you visit Bread Basket Café and Bakery in Danville, Indiana, you can most certainly count on enjoying a slice of dessert after finishing a delicious breakfast. Having outgrown their original location in another town, the owners sought to move their restaurant to Danville. They wanted […]

Travels 2016: History, racing, food, art top Indiana visit

Our visit to Indiana was a jam-packed five days of auto racing, horseback riding and football mixed with a lot of small town activities. Lisa and I each felt like we needed a vacation after the trip to rest up. We had a great time visiting Indiana. Our visit started with a delicious lunch at […]

Nostalgia and great food await you at Hendricks County’s Oasis Diner

The Oasis Diner takes its guests back to the 1950s, where you expect teenagers to be wearing poodle skirts and leather jackets. Instead, enjoy the nostalgia the restaurant brings and the great food it serves. The Oasis Diner opened its doors in Plainfield, Indiana, in 1954. It was housed in a dining car delivered via […]

Creating Hot Blown Glass art in Hendricks County

Watching hot blown glass art being created is very relaxing to me. The steps taken to create beauty from a small dab of glass is impressive. Getting the opportunity to watch art being created up close is…well…priceless. Lisa Pelo runs her own hot glass art studio out of a workshop behind her home near Clayton, […]

A touch of nostalgia at Hendricks County’s Mayberry Cafe

Dining at the Mayberry Café is like stepping through your TV screen and sitting at the table for a family dinner with the Taylor family. The Danville, Indiana, restaurant uses “The Andy Griffith Show” as its theme. Visitors will find menu items using the show as inspiration and photos and other memorabilia as part of […]

Living the cowboy life in Hendricks County

I’m a fan of Billy Crystal’s “City Slickers.” I’ve dreamed of spending a vacation on a working ranch, herding cattle from a ranch in New Mexico up to Colorado. Along the way, birthing a calf and getting to keep him. But, alas, a cowboy’s life was not meant to be. Even though, my childhood nickname […]

Hendricks County’s Danville offers small town charm

Danville, Indiana, celebrates its small town charm annually with “Mayberry in the Midwest” festival. It’s based on the old “Andy Griffith Show.” The owners of the Mayberry Café were the catalysts for the celebration. But, Danville could pass for Mayberry every day of the year. The county seat of Hendricks County, Danville has about 9,000 […]

‘Doctor Who’ finds home in Hendricks County with Who North America store

While some people have bumper stickers that say “My other car is a TARDIS,” Keith and Jany Bradbury can say they actually have their own TARDIS. The Bradburys own the only store in North America dedicated to all things “Doctor Who.” Fans of the British television series can find some unique items at the Camby, […]

NHRA’s top drag racing event calls Hendricks County home

I recall as a kid watching car racing at Omaha’s old Sunset Speedway. It was a long time ago. The track closed in 2000. Omaha has since grown past the old northwest Omaha spot. That memory came back as Lisa and I took in our first drag racing championships in Hendricks County, Indiana. We took […]

Beasley’s Orchard welcomes the Great Pumpkin (and apples) to Hendricks County

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Will Linus find the Great Pumpkin this year? Or, will some youngster navigating the corn maze at Beasley’s Orchard beat him out? The Danville, Indiana, orchard is one of a few orchards across the United States participating in the 50th anniversary of Charles Schultz’s “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie […]

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